These were mostly albums that I loved desperately (and still love in some cases).
  1. Different Class - Pulp
    I listened to this millions of times and never got tired of it. It helped get me through most of high school.
  2. 100% Fun - Matthew Sweet
    This was probably the first album I owned that made me feel...different.
  3. 69 Love Songs - The Magnetic Fields
    Purchased in a strange little music shop while I was in college, both volumes of this one were extremely important to me. Especially "Papa Was a Rodeo."
  4. Abbey Road - The Beatles
  5. 19 - Adele
    Not only was she so good, but Adele also taught me a great deal about glamour.
  6. Judy at Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland
    So vulnerable and epic. I have loved this album so long and own it in every form possible: vinyl, cassette, CD, and digital.
  7. Tapestry - Carole King
    One of my mother's favorites and she passed that on to me. Even now, when I hear a song from it, I always think of her.
  8. Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
    I still remember very clearly the first time I heard "Rehab" and thought, "Damn!" The title song and "I'm No Good" have helped me through a million low days. Poor Amy.
  9. Barchords - Bahamas
    I saw Bahamas at Mountain Stage and it was absolutely the most electric performance I have ever seen. I still listen to this one on a loop.
  10. Get Skintight - The Donnas
    I was briefly a punk and it was mostly due to The Donnas. I haven't been cool since. Oh, well.